Our mission is to be the leading creator of books and resources which help everyone make sense of faith.
Founded in 1698, we are the largest Christian publisher in the UK and the third oldest British publishing house still operating today. Through our diverse range of publishing and charity programmes, we aim to make Christian ideas and values relevant and accessible to people of all faiths and none. SPCK has a long history and you can read more about our history here.
SPCK also administers a number of grant-making trusts. You can find out more about these trusts here.
Today, SPCK publishes quality books and resources under four main imprints.
SPCK Publishing is a recognised market-leader in the areas of Theology and Christian Spirituality, publishing authors such as Tom Wright, Rowan Williams, Paula Gooder and Alister McGrath. SPCK continues to gather recognition in other genres, including History and Leadership books written for people of all backgrounds, proudly representing authors such as Terry Waite, Melvyn Bragg, Janina Ramirez and Ben Cooley.
IVP UK is the leading evangelical publishing imprint in the UK, publishing acclaimed authors from the UK and overseas including John Stott, Don Carson, Amy Orr-Ewing and Emma Scrivener.
Marylebone House publishes contemporary and historical fiction, short stories, and clerical crime mysteries. Exploring themes such as doubt, faith, brokenness and love, the novels are reaching a growing market of readers who appreciate perceptive, compassionate writing about human experience. You can learn more about Marylebone House here.
Sheldon Press is a leading publisher of books which help people with their physical or mental health, written by well-informed practitioners, doctors, medical journalists and health-care professionals, including Channel 4’s Dr Dawn Harper, Dr Tim Cantopher, Mark Greener, Emma Woolf and many more. You can learn more about Sheldon Press here.
SPCK is responsible for a number of programmes that seek to help others better understand Christian faith and values.
Diffusion exists to produce easy-to-read books for prisoners, intended to address the shortage of books for adults with low literacy levels and inspiring hopes of finding jobs on release.
Prayers on the Move is a nationwide campaign developed to encourage everyone from every walk of life to give prayer a go.
Assemblies is the go-to online resource for teachers wishing to provide a thought-provoking time of spiritual reflection in the busy school day.
African Theological Network Press is designed to pioneer theology publishing by Africans, in Africa, for Africa and the whole world.
SPCK administers the Michael Ramsey Prize. For more information, click here
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